FROM IRWIN ALLEN, THE MASTER OF DISASTER

After producing two disaster movie blockbusters The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974), producer Irwin Allen turned briefly to the small screen for the made-for-TV disaster movie Flood! The title sums the film up as a dam bursts destroying a small town whose residents include Robert Culp, Martin Milner, Barbara Hershey, Richard Basehart, Teresa Wright, Cameron Mitchell, Francine York, and two “water disaster movie pros” as they were described Carol Lynley and Roddy McDowall from The Poseidon Adventure.

The movie is cheesy, the special effects underwhelming but it does have its moments like a crazed Wright falling into the water drowning trying to save a boy she mistakes for her son or a pregnant Lynley trapped in her flooded home. Check out the over dramatic trailer for Flood! Flood! Flood!:

 

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